33 Things: This Week’s Amusing and Intriguing Links

1.     A Policeman Who Blogs…In Verse

2.     Zombie sign language!

3.     Analysis and Commentary on the Comics Page

4.     Ebert on Architecture

5.     The Cult of Originality

6.     Don’t ever ask a professional designer to make a ‘lost cat’ poster.  This might happen.

7.     The scientific breakdown of fear’s four stages–the attacked-by-mountain lion edition.

8.     Botox… the next WMD.

9. Ke$ha… lipsynced by an Asian princess Leia, backup vocals by the rest of the Starwars crew and some starfleet members.

10.     What would happen if Conan won an Emmy for The Tonight Show?

O’Brien: “Congrats to my staff on 4 Emmy nominations. This bodes well for the future of The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien.”

11.     “It’s about the music Maaan: Bands from Muppets”

12.     “8 Marine Creatures That Light Up The Sea”

13.     Political coalitions and the Tea Party Movement: a conversation among conservative intellectuals.

Like co-blogger Arnold, I enjoyed reading the discussion among Brink Lindsey, Jonah Goldberg, and Matt Kibbe about the Tea Party Movement and whom libertarians should ally with. All three made good points but none of the three addressed a key issue: what’s the context.”

14.     Joe Carter writes like Stephen King.  How do you write?

15. Dear Mr. President – I can print and hang your sign cheaper.  Put me to work.

$10,000. That’s how much money the Washington Airports Authority tells ABC News it spent to make and install the sign – a single sign – announcing that the project is “Funded by The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act” and is “Putting America Back to Work.”

16.     Just Another Academic Conference

17.     This should contribute an interesting twist to any Rights discussion

18.     Renting a Country

19.     How Old Spice Took Over the Internet

20.     What does your phone number spell?

21.     Andrei Tarkovsky’s films are online. Is this good or bad?  And what in Odin’s beard was he trying to say, anyway?!

22.     Andrew Peterson’s music video is also online.  He’s much less ambiguous than Tarkovsky.  Also, he has a beard:

23.     Japanese solar sail flies on sunlight. Now if we could just get it approved for freeway use…


Graffiti Proposal from PR!MO on Vimeo.

25.     That’s it, I’m moving to Colorado.

26.     NYT bestselling author serves as Matron of Honor for a reader

27.     POTOOOOOOOO was a famous 18th century thoroughbred racehorse.

28.     Historians locate King Arthur’s round table. (I’d like mine with pepperoni).

29.     Ice cube trays: collect the whole set!

30.     Resources for a new (ish) fiction writer

31.     How to make sunscreen

32.     Six months until the largest tax hikes in history.

33.    You know that part in Mary Poppins where they jump into a chalk drawing?  Yeah.

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Rachel Motte is a freelance writer, journalist and editor specializing in social issues, educational affairs, and international religious freedom. Her work has appeared at CNN.com, The Evangelical Outpost, The New Ledger, the Daily Caller, and in Jonah Goldberg’s recent anthology, Proud to Be Right. She is an alumna of Biola University, the Torrey Honors Institute, the Leadership Institute, and the World Journalism Institute. Rachel may be reached at rachel[at]rachelmotte[dot]com.